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Kuching – the city of cats


Kuching was our last destination on Borneo trip. The city lies on the North-Western part of the island in the Malaysian state of Sarawak. It is a small city easy to navigate and with pleasant, relaxed atmosphere. After a rough travel to several national parks we could finally rest a bit, wash our clothes, drink COLD beer and do some souvenir shopping. Kuching is also a starting point to some small national parks around and we made a two day visit to Bako national park, which is only one hour bus drive away. But more on Bako NP in the next post.

We walked around the city a lot and despite there is not big attractions we enjoyed the city and its people.


The white and blue building is a police station.


Selling fish at bus station.


A delicious noon snack.


Travelling around SE Asia I learned one important thing. Do not judge food by its look and smell – try it and then make an opinion. Usually it tastes much better than expected. And sometimes it’s better not to know what are you eating.


We met this friendly guy at bus station. He explained that he is a member of a punk rock music group and he is a big fan of Rancid and Sex pistols.


Raja Brooke’s palace.


One of the numerous statues of cats. And my catwoman posing in front of it:)


Jungle fern. A local delicacy. I really liked it. It goes well with the rice and chicken.


The weekend market of Kuching is supposed to be one of the most colourful on Borneo. And it is true – so many people selling so many different things.


Evil fish.


Local boys asked me if I would take a photo of them. Of course guys!

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7 Comments

  1. October 8, 2009    

    “Ražnjiči” looks delicious. Where they from pork?

    Are there worms in tin can on picture no.5, among other delicious-looking items ? :)

    and ofcourse, nice pictures as always

  2. October 10, 2009    

    Awesome post Luka, we’re going to Borneo next week ourselves and you answered a lot of my questions :) I have 2 left though:
    (1) how was Bako? It is worth going there for more than 1 day?
    (2) did you have troubles getting group for the pinnacles? If we go to Mulu, it would be just for the pinnacles and it looks like a lot of money if you can’t split it between 4-5 ppl.

    Oh and the pictures are amazing… seriously!
    Thanks,
    Vlad.

  3. Max's Gravatar Max
    October 26, 2009    

    yo…thanks for visiting Kuching Sarawak….hope u enjoy and have a good time …

  4. Allan Bonchol's Gravatar Allan Bonchol
    November 6, 2009    

    Fantastic pictures, I am from Sarawak and presently living in UK. You have got it spot on with the food thing.
    Thank you for promoting Sarawak and giving positive feedback.

    Cheers
    Allan

  5. May 28, 2011    

    The building of “Raja Brooke’s palace” is actually the Old Court. Rajah Brooke Palace (Astana) is right across the river from the Old Court.

    I just discovered you website and I really enjoy it. Amazing pictures with great description.

  6. May 28, 2011    

    The building of “Raja Brooke’s palace” is actually the Old Court. Rajah Brooke Palace (Astana) is right across the river from the Old Court.

    I just discovered your website and I really enjoy it. Amazing pictures with great description.

  7. Wan's Gravatar Wan
    October 15, 2011    

    Hey. Thanks for taking our picture. You know why? The last picture you’ve taken, that’s me, in the middle, my friends, Hafiz on the left and Asyriq on the right. Thanks for taking our picture.

    Local boy – Wan

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